Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 06, 2014 12:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Hosting of 2014 Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup in Nakiska

Alpine Canada Alpin receives Government of Canada funding to host 2014 Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup

NAKISKA, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), John Barlow, Member of Parliament (Macleod), attended the 2014 Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup race and took part in the awards ceremony.

Quick Facts

  • This is the third year that Alpine Canada Alpin has hosted the Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup at the Nakiska Mountain Resort in Kanaskis, Alberta.
  • This annual event attracts 119 athletes from 17 countries.
  • The 2014 Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup will feature 11 Canadian carded athletes, 8 Canadian coaches and 100 Canadian officials.
  • Alpine Canada Alpin is receiving $175,000 through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to host the 2014 Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup.
  • For the fiscal year 2014-15, Sport Canada is providing up to $4,481,500 to Alpine Canada Alpin through its Sport Support Program.

Quotes

"We are pleased to support the 2014 Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup, which allows our top national skiers to compete against the world's best, right here at home. In addition to being a source of pride, our athletes are role models that help promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle to Canadians."

-The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

"For the third year in a row, Nakiska Mountain Resort is host to the FIS Audi Ski Cross World Cup, and we are proud to welcome the world's best ski cross athletes to our region. These events are not only inspiring to Canadians; they also serve to promote the great region of Kananaskis and provide an economic support as well."

-John Barlow, Member of Parliament (Macleod)

"Alpine Canada Alpin would like to thank Sport Canada for their continued support of the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup, supported by Mackenzie Investments. This unwavering commitment to ski cross allows ACA to promote our World Cup and Olympic champion athletes, while driving the engagement and participation across Canada."

- Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO, Alpine Canada Alpin

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Alpine Canada Alpin

International Ski Federation

Nakiska Mountain Resort

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Contact Information

  • Robert Lynch
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122
    robert.lynch@sports.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca